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Average Global Temperatures In 2008 Are Forecast to Be Lower Than In Previous Years, Thanks to the Cooling Effect of the Ocean Current In the Pacific,

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The World Meteorological Organisations secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, said it was likely that La Nina, an abnormal cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, would continue into the summer.

However, La Nina is not likely to persist for a period greater than two or more years.

Although it is reportedly the strongest event we've had this year, scientists are saying that when looking at climate change, it is important to look at trends in temperature over a period of time as opposed to changes in temperature during a particular year.

So I guess we will get a break from the heat for a few years.

Georgia sure doesn't need another drought this year.

 

BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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There are towns and villages close to sea level that are flooding. That is a fact. As the polar ice caps continue to melt it will only get worse. Hopefully the next few years will at least slow the process some.

Correct. The ocean currents will give us some relief for a few years. After that the cycle will continue.

I wish my brain were working this morning. :)



So there will be a temporary relief of the overall effects of global warming in some areas of the globe this year but this is only short term; overall the earth is still warming on a lrg scale?